Crashes can result in crushed discs, paralysis, and even death.
SHELBYVILLE, IN, September 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Spine and neck injuries can be the most severe results from traffic collisions in Indiana. The dramatic impact of metal on metal when vehicles collide at significant speeds can cause jerking and dramatic compression for passengers in vehicles.
In 2020, 897 people were killed in traffic crashes on Indiana roads and thousands more were injured. There are roughly 17,800 spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S., and more than 38% of these are caused by vehicle crashes, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC).
The average age of a spinal injury victim is 43, and 78% of spinal injury victims are males. Acute care hospital stays for spinal injuries average 11 days, and rehabilitation lengths of stay average 31 days. About 30% of people with spinal injuries are rehospitalized one or more times during any given year after injury. Lifetime medical and employment costs resulting from a severe spinal injury can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
Common spinal injuries from car accidents include:
• Ruptured/Herniated Disc
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Spine Fracture
• Wrongful Death
Symptoms of a spinal injury can include:
• Tingling in spine or extremities
• Muscle weakness
• Pinching sensation in spine
• Muscle spasms
• Loss of physical motion
• Difficulty breathing
• Painful stinging in fingers, feet, or spine
• Loss of bladder or bowel control
• Loss of tactile sensation/touch
An Indianapolis Spinal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has sustained a spine injury in a car accident, an Indianapolis spinal injury lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve. You’re likely facing mounting medical bills, time off work, and a great deal of uncertainty about your future. You may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, including current and future medical costs, lost wages, property damages, and pain and suffering. In the horrible event that your loved one died in the crash, you can also recover burial and funeral costs.
Stephenson Rife has an outstanding reputation for winning injury accident lawsuits and securing the largest payouts possible. Attorney Mike Stephenson has 40 years of legal experience and has won many large personal injury claims totaling millions of dollars. The legal team at Stephenson Rife also includes Attorney Brady Rife, who takes case preparation seriously and prepares each case as though it may be tried in court. Some of the firm’s most successful cases include winning a $48 million settlement against a large corporation in a fatal vehicle crash. We have achieved outstanding case results. Not surprisingly, we have many satisfied clients. To find out more about how we can help, call us for a free consultation at (317) 680-2011.
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